Collection K/PP41 - ATKINS, Professor Henry Gibson (1871-1942)

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ATKINS, Professor Henry Gibson (1871-1942)


  • 1915-1938 (Creation)

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1 volume

Scope and content

Manuscript volume containing translations of poems by various authors from the German by members of the Department of German, collected by Professor Atkins, 1915-1938.

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Biographical history

Born 1871; educated at Queen Elisabeth Grammar School, Atherstone, Warwickshire; studied privately in France and Germany and at Trinity College, Cambridge; Professor of German at King's College London, 1900-1937; Fellow, 1912; Assistant Principal, 1919-1923 and 1925-1937; Member of the University of London Senate, 1918-1933 and of the University Court, 1929-1933; Joint Editor of the Modern Language Review ; died 1942. Publications: include A short history of French literature with Professor Leon Emile Kastner, (Blackie and Son, London, 1900); Goethe's poems with Professor Kastner, (Blackie and Son, London, 1902); A skeleton French grammar (Blackie and Sons, London, 1902); A skeleton German grammar (Blackie and Sons, London, 1902); Johann Wolfgang Goethe (Methuen and Co, London, 1904); The teaching of modern foreign languages in school and university (with Henry Leonard Hutton), (Edward Arnold, London, 1920); A history of German versification (Methuen and Co, London, 1923); The student in purgatory (translated from Hans Sachs); Heine...with a portrait (Routledge and Sons, London; E P Dutton and Co, New York, 1929); The poems of Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (Sidgwick and Jackson, London, 1933); German literature through Nazi eyes (Methuen and Co, London, 1941).

Custodial history

Not known.

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

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Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


Archivist's note

Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 (A & C Black, 1996); King's College London, Manuscripts and Private Papers, A Select Guide; British Library online Public Access Catalogue 97. Compiler: Julie Tancell

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